Monthly Archives: August 2012

Going South

In relation to the following Washington Times story, my friend, Neil Remington Abramson, commented as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): I wonder if Paul Martin could come out of retirement to run the USA Ministry of Finance. Jean Chr├ętien … Continue reading

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Social Costs

People in rural Alberta will find ways to keep their facility running. Story from The Western Producer, concerning the closure of a care facility for the elderly in rural Alberta. Benefits of centralization, dontcha know, cantcha know. As in so … Continue reading

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Eric Burdon: I Will Be With You Again

Eric Burdon, 1988. Long after his hitmaking prime, but still prime. From the album I Used To Be An Animal, which was also the title of his first memoir, published in 1986. Always had the voice, plus many hits that … Continue reading

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Awaiting the 24th

I get on my knees and pray We won’t get fooled again On August 24, there is scheduled to be a major demonstration in Egypt by citizens opposed to the democratically elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi El-Ayyat. Some people … Continue reading

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Rossington Band: Returned To The Scene of The Crime

Now you’ve returned To the scene of the crime Knocking at my door There was a time I was enough I was the lonely one Wrote about the Rossington-Collins Band. Mostly what was left of Lynyrd Skynyrd, reconstituted following the … Continue reading

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Rossington-Collins: Prime Time, Don’t Misunderstand Me

Very much liked the Rossington-Collins Band and the two albums they put out in 1980 and 1981. Basically Lynyrd Skynyrd after the 1977 plane crash, with all of the surviving members, except drummer Artimus Pyle, and a different vocal direction, … Continue reading

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Educational Holdback

In the 1980s, had a student from Vietnam who mentioned that her husband was still in Vietnam. Asked her when he would arrive in Canada. She said she didn’t know, because he couldn’t get permission to leave. The reason? He … Continue reading

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